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Pontefract (Monday)

Please find my selection today for Pontefract in the Racing Post Naps Table. This blog will return on Saturday 2nd July.

Pontefract (Sunday)

Today’s Pontefract fancies:

3.45 Ponte- Disputed (e/w).

4.15 Ponte- Dungar Glory (e/w).

4.45 Ponte- Bartzella (win).

5.15 Ponte- click link above.

5.45 Ponte- Fishable (e/w).

6.15 Ponte- Bullet Force (e/w).

6.45 Ponte- click link above.


Pontefract (Monday)

Today’s Pontefract fancies:

6.00 Ponte- Jam Nation (e/w).

6.30 Ponte- Mr Orange & Rockprincess (e/w).

7.00 Ponte- King Francis (win).

7.30 Ponte- King Of Tonga (e/w).

8.00 Ponte- Bit Of A Quirke (e/w).

8.30 Ponte- The Rutland Rebel (e/w).

9.00 Ponte- Billyb (e/w).

Pontefract (Weds)

Today’s Pontefract fancies:

2.00 Ponte- Dapper Man (win).

2.35 Ponte- Jm Jungle (win).

3.10 Ponte- Carrigillihy (e/w).

3.50 Ponte- Tangled (win).

4.21 Ponte- The Dunkirk Lads (e/w).

4.55 Ponte- Arab Cinder (win).

5.30 Ponte- Kodimoor & Rocket Dancer (e/w).

Pontefract (Mon)

Photo: Bobby Beevers

Today’s Pontefract fancies:

1.55 Ponte- Gincident (e/w).

2.30 Pont- Clapham Sect & Lullaby Baby (e/w).

3.05 Pont- Fiftyshadesaresdev (e/w).

3.40 Ponte- Rebel At Dawn & Abate (e/w).

4.15 Ponte- Frankelio (e/w).

4.50 Ponte- Liffeydale Dreamer (win).

5.20 Ponte- Esken Rose (win).

5.50 Ponte- Morty & Van Gerwen (e/w).

Pontefract (Tues)

Today’s Pontefract fancies:

1.00 Ponte- Champagne Terri (e/w).

1.30 Ponte- Liangel Hope (e/w).

2.05 Ponte- Rukwa (e/w).

2.40 Ponte- Peter The Great (win).

3.15 Ponte- Buckshaw Village (e/w).

3.50 Ponte- Soul Stopper (win).

4.25 Ponte- Little Jo (e/w).

A new season at Pontefract 2022

Photo: Bobby Beevers.


The 2022 racing season gets underway at Pontefract on Tuesday 5th April.

At their Press Launch on Wednesday 2nd March, the Racecourse announced that, despite the rising costs of living and increases in prices at Racecourses up and down the country, they would be holding the admission price into both the Premier (£25) and Picnic (£7) Enclosures for all race meetings in 2022. The admission price has not been increased in these enclosures since 2018. And while the cost of entry into the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure will increase from £17 to £18, early bird discounts are available right up to the raceday itself meaning that racegoers can purchase tickets at the same price they would have paid in 2017.

As part of their 2022 Raceday entertainment, Pontefract will once again have two Friday Night music nights. They will welcome pop Legends ‘Sister Sledge’ to perform at their Disco Night race meeting on Friday Eve 27th May while Re-Take That will be on stage on the 15th July when there’ll also be a local beer festival. The other evening race meeting (Monday 6th June) sees the return of the Rugby League takeover with players from Castleford Tigers, Featherstone Rovers, Leeds Rhinos and Wakefield Trinity competing in different racing challengers throughout the evening. Season tickets holders with all 4 clubs can pick up tickets into the Grandstand for just £5.

The popular Family Sundays return on Father’s Day (19th June) as the Racecourse prepares for its richest ever raceday as part of the Sky Bet Sunday Series. There’s more music for Tribute Bands family day on the 24th July, before the Into The Zone Raceday wraps up the Sundays for the season.

Not forgetting Ladies Day (on 3rd August) when, once again, RIU Hotels and Resorts will be providing a long haul flight and all inclusive break to the best dressed lady.  

For more information please view the course’s website at www.pontefract-races.co.uk or call The Administration Offices on 01977 781307.

Richard Hammill
Chief Operating Officer
Pontefract Racecourse
01977 781307

Record Prize Money At Pontefract For 2022


Pontefract Racecourse are delighted to announce prize money in 2022 in excess of £1.4 million – making it the richest programme of racing to ever be run at the track.

Managing Director, Norman Gundill MBE said:

‘We are thrilled to announce our record prize money for 2022. We are acutely aware of the huge part that Owners play in racing and that they, like every part of the industry, have had their own severe financial difficulties. We have a large and varied list of valued sponsors and we would not be able to offer this prize money without their incredible support. We’d like to thank all of them very much for their continued sponsorship.’

All races will have prize money equal to, or more than, the corresponding race in 2019 and every race will be run at at least £500 above the British Horseracing Authority’s minimum values. Five of the 16 race meetings will now provide over £100,000 worth of Prize Money including the meeting on Sunday 19th June which forms part of the Sky Bet Sunday Series.

The ‘Sunday Series’ was borne out of the summer of 2020’s revised fixture list and, by scheduling good quality racing on Sundays alongside ITV coverage, it was possible to deliver a healthy audience and betting performance uplift. The Pontefract fixture will have coverage on both ITV4 and Racing TV and will have an incredible prize money pot of at least £200,000

Chief Operating Officer, Richard Hammill said:

‘We are very excited to be part of the Sky Bet Sunday Series with the Pontefract date scheduled for Father’s Day – Sunday 19th June. We do not race on a Saturday, but our family Sundays are at the heart of our racing programme as they feature the best races with large family crowds, including those who we hope will be the racegoers of the future. We’re looking forward to welcoming the ITV cameras to Pontefract and giving them a Yorkshire show to remember!’

For more information please view the course’s website at www.pontefract-races.co.uk or call The Administration Offices on 01977 781307.


Pontefract (Mon)

Today’s Pontefract fancies:

1.15 Ponte- Barneys Gift & Thin Lizzy (e/w).

1.45 Ponte- Young Winston & Chelsea Annie (e/w).

2.20 Ponte- Thunder Max (e/w).

2.55 Ponte- Here And Now (win).

3.30 Ponte- Where’s Jeff & Little Jo (e/w).

4.05 Ponte- Mr Orange & Mayelf (e/w).

4.40 Ponte- Impeller (e/w).

5.15 Ponte- Glorious Rio & Bossipop (e/w).

Pontefract (Weds)

Photo: Bobby Beevers.

Today’s Pontefract fancies:

2.00 Ponte- Possible Ambition (win).

2.35 Ponte- Ravenglass & Foreshadow (e/w).

3.10 Ponte- Prince Imperial (win).

3.45 Ponte- Mikmak (e/w).

4.20 Ponte- Dreamseller & Destroyer (e/w).

4.55 Ponte- East Street Revue (win).

5.30 Ponte- Mr Orange & Oso Rapido (e/w).